WFR Podcast guide
I am about to show you how to subscribe to the Whites Ferry Road Podcast. But before we get started I would like to say a few words about what I have learned about the digital age. We live in very interesting times. We are engulfed in technology. This new wave of instant information can be a blessing or it can be a curse. Over the course of history, humans have always desired the new and the latest. Its in our nature to desire the best, the fastest, and the most convenient. It feels good to have an endless sea of information sit right inside your pocket. I know that arguments between friends are a lot different now than they used to be. Years ago when I would get into arguments with my friends, no one could know who was exactly right about a fact until they were able to get home and crack open a bible, dictionary, or encyclopedia. Even if you were wrong you could maintain that you were correct and hope that the person you were arguing with would forget by the time they got home before they could fact check you. Those days are over. Any argument over a fact can be settled then and there with Google. Google, the great equalizer. The rich and the poor alike use the great machine that is Google.
Technology, as I have said before, can be a great servant and a terrible master. If you allow technology to run your life then you have found yourself in a hole that a lot of others have found themselves in. Technology is a double edged sword. The era of Facebook has brought old friends back together, and helped great causes find a solid foundation for perpetuating their ideas and products but at the same time Facebook has drawn the attention of spouses away from each other, it has eaten up the time that parents and grandparents alike could have spent on their children and grandchildren. It’s funny this juxtaposition of good and bad coming from one entity.
Sin is the perversion of the design of God. When we take something that is meant for good and pervert that design we find ourselves in sin. When we take something like technology, whether it be the TV we watch daily, the iPhone that never leaves our side or our laptops, when we take these things and allow them to control us, we sin. Plain and simple. When we are more concerned about our own selfish desire of instant gratification and forgo the desires and needs of those around us, we sin. This new age that we live in is exciting. Full of new opportunities and adventures. I should know because my entire job is based on technology. But we must make it our slave and not our master. We must use the blessing of mass communication to further the kingdom of God. We cant allow this great opportunity to use us and loose us, so to speak.
Please consider these words, because they come from someone who at one time was consumed with technology and its inner workings. I struggle with the desire to avoid intimacy and bury myself in my own digital world. Let me tell you, it’s not a healthy and fulfilling life. This is the nature of sin. Sin is believing the lie that I can find true joy and meaning in gratifying my own desires. True fulfillment and true joy can only come from pleasing the Creator. Now with that being said lets take a look at how to use technology in an effective way that can help further the kingdom of The Living God.
We have a few classes that are going on at our church right now that you wont be able to find any where else. We have speakers and teachers here that are among some of the best in the world. Some of you may not know it but Whites Ferry Road is a world renown church. Here is how you can take advantage of the blessing of great teachers.
This tutorial will be for iphone users only. I dont want to get into how apple products are superior to all others. Well to be honest I do, but I wont. If you dont have an iPhone and you want the best mobile and desktop experience then I would suggest ditching the money hungry, garbage software perpetuating, Steve Jobs impersonating company Microsoft and go buy some apple products. Lets get started.
iTunes Podcast Links
As of right now we have 5 podcasts. You can click any one of the below titles to automatically take you to iTunes and subscribe.
This class takes a look at the 7 feasts that God commanded of the Israelites and how they foreshadowed the coming of Christ.
Mike Kellett explores the passages in the bible that discuss the woman role in the church.
Zach Dasher teaches a 6 week advanced leadership class on The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit. This is a longer podcast because it is a 2 hour class that he teaches on Wednesday nights. This is an excellent class.